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Fox hosts outraged that Texas 911 operators are ‘forced’ to help dying non-English speakers

 

Fox News host Steve Doocy | screenshot

Steve Doocy’s hatred of the “other” is clearly demonstrated in his facial expression here.  The problem with the above picture is that the expression appears to be permanent, not unlike an old episode of The Twilight Zone entitled: The Masks.

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The hosts of Fox & Friends on Wednesday were shocked to learn that emergency responders were “forced” to serve non-English speakers in life-threatening situations even if the callers were suspected of entering the country illegally.

“They stumbled across the border illegally and now they need your help!” Fox News host Steve Doocy complained, pointing to a 911 call in Brooks County, Texas where a man who could only speak Spanish asked for a helicopter rescue because his cousin was “turning purple.”

“A small Texas town forced to answer 911 from stranded illegals in Spanish!” Doocy exclaimed.

“Not only are they understaffed and lacking resources, now they’ve got to deal with illegal immigrants who have no business being here,” co-host Brian Kilmeade opined.

Brooks County Chief Deputy Urbino “Benny” Martinez pointed out to Kilmeade that his department had a duty to respond to all 911 calls.

“So, those calls you have to respond to, even though for the most part when you get there, you realize, they’re not an American citizen?” the Fox News host pressed.

“That’s correct, but they’re on U.S. soil, and due process comes into play, and that’s the way we’re taking them as,” Martinez explained.

The chief deputy added that he wanted Republicans and Democrats to drop partisan ideology and have a “sincere dialog” because his department was running out of funds.

Earlier this week, sheriffs of Texas border counties said that Gov. Rick Perry (R) was wasting money on a “political” stunt by sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the border.

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio told the Dallas Morning News that the state should be spending money to fund police officers who were empowered to respond to the border crisis.

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast July 23, 2014.

 

KS:  I always think of the text that appears on the Statue of Liberty.  In part it reads…

 
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Emma Lazarus 

Here’s How Much Fox News Hosts Are Intertwined With The Koch Brothers

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The Huffington Post

More than a dozen Fox News personalities have made appearances at events for groups funded by the Koch brothers, even as many of them were also defending the controversial billionaires on the network’s airwaves, according to a new study from Media Matters.

Charles and David Koch, founders of Americans for Prosperity (AFP) and the Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF), have called on at least 15 Fox News hosts and contributors to publicly promote upcoming AFP and AFPF events, Media Matters said. These hosts include Tucker Carlson, Mike Huckabee, Laura Ingraham, Guy Benson, Dana Perino and Andrew Napolitano.

A recent Politico report showed that AFP “intends to spend more than $125 million this year on an aggressive ground, air and data operation benefiting conservatives.” Since 2012, a growing number of hosts have become the faces of these Koch-funded events in an effort to increase the attendance.

Moreover, many of these hosts have also loudly backed the Koch brothers on Fox News shows, Media Matters noted. Just weeks before Tucker Carlson was set to be the lead speaker at an AFPF in May, for instance, he criticized opponents of the Koch brothers during an edition of “Special Report.” Hosts of “Fox & Friends” and “The Five” have also come to the brothers’ aid and used their shows to promote AFP and AFPF material.

Networks have often frowned upon hosts when they’ve veered from normal opinionating into more explicit party politics. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Keith Olbermann were both briefly suspended in 2010 for making donations to political candidates. Ed Schultz was also pulled from speaking at a Florida Democratic fundraiser when it seemed he might too be crossing a line. Fox News itself has clamped down on hosts, ordering Sean Hannity to return to New York in 2010 after the network found out he was set to lead a Tea Party fundraiser.

Russell Brand Rants Against ‘Fanatical’ Fox News: ‘More Dangerous than ISIS’

Russell Brand (Credit: Reuters/Toby Melville)

 

Say what you will about Russell Brand but I think he makes a lot of sense at times…and this is one of those instances.

Mediaite

Actor Russell Brand has always been somewhat politically provocative, and now he’s done it again with a diatribe against Fox News over a clipdescribed on BuzzFeed as possibly the craziest rant ever done on the cable news network. In the clip in question, Judge Jeanine Pirro went afterPresident Obama and said he “didn’t have the balls” to try Gitmo detainees, as well as citing a report from conspiracy site WorldNetDaily about ISIS forces being trained by the U.S., among other things.

Brand repeatedly mocked Pirro for her “incendiary and provocative” language, including when she referred to ISIS as “savages.” And in response to Pirro calling ISIS a “fanatical religious terrorist organization,” Brand said, “So’s Fox News. It’s a fanatical terrorist propagandist organization.”

He added, “She’s a savage! She’s espousing savage values!”

Brand suggested some of what Pirro was saying was rather xenophobic and the “evil” he would normally see in all this has been washed away in favor of a “sublime blissful comedic entity.”

He concluded, “I’m not being just sensational, that is more dangerous than ISIS. That attitude. ‘Cause that’s far-reaching. That’s affecting millions and millions of people.”

You can watch Brand’s video here:

Sunday Talk: Nothing to see here

attribution: Star Wars

 

Daily Kos

President Obama’s second term has largely been defined by his regime’s futile efforts to divert attention from the series of Hurricane Katrina-level scandals engulfing them.During the past month, el presidente has employed various Jedi mindtricks (and the Chewbacca defense), hoping to deflect criticism over the VA and Benghazi scandals.

In the case of the former, Obama broke with longstanding US military policy and did everything possible to return a POW to America.

In the case of the latter, he captured the person responsible for the 2012 attack on our consulate—a rather laughable attempt to make us forget that he’d either been unwilling or unable to capture the terrorist mastermind.

This also had the added goal of boosting Hillary Clinton’s book sales, which I’m fairly certain is an impeachable offense.

Morning lineup:

Meet The Press: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX); Former Undersecretary of Defense Michele FlourneyRoundtableE.J. Dionne (Washington Post), David Brooks (New York Times), Katty Kay (BBC) and Former Congressional Candidate Erika Harold (R-IL).Face The Nation: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA); Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Former Deputy Director of the CIA Mike MorellRoundtableTavis Smiley (PBS), Robin Wright (Wilson Center), David Ignatius (Washington Post) andJohn Dickerson (CBS News).

This Week: Former Vice President Dick Cheney (R); Supreme Court Justice Sonia SotomayorRoundtableGreta Van Susteren (Fox News), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL); Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Terry Moran (ABC News).

Fox News Sunday: House Majority Leader-Elect Kevin McCarthy (R-CA); Tea Party Attorney Cleta Mitchell; Former Democratic House Staffer Julian EpsteinRoundtable:George Will (Washington Post), Judy Woodruff (PBS), Michael Needham (Heritage Action for America) and Juan Williams (Fox News).

State of the Union: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA); Watergate Journalists Bob Woodward & Carl BernsteinRoundtable: Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile, Republican Pollster Kristin Soltis Anderson, Democratic Strategist Penny Leeand S.E. Cupp (CNN).

Evening lineup:
60 Minutes will feature: a report on the persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt (preview); a report on the proliferation of small commercial drones equipped with cameras over America (preview); and, an interview with blind virtuoso Marcus Roberts, whose playing has inspired a whole generation of jazz musicians (preview).

Megyn Kelly Takes On Another Iraq War Architect (VIDEO)

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Fox News’ Megyn Kelly | Former UN Ambassador John Bolton

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Kelly was actually pretty even-handed during the segment, which featured both Bolton and conservative attorney Andrew McCarthy. She suggested that both the 2003 invasion and the 2011 withdrawal are twin causes for the deteriorating situation in Iraq.

But when Bolton said that past decisions are “irrelevant to the circumstances we face now,” Kelly got animated.

“I know, you keep saying that but it actually is relevant to a lot of people out there who are wondering, ‘How did we get here?’ Is it not relevant to ask, ‘How did we get here?’” she asked.

“Well, it’s very interesting, but the decision-maker has to look at the environment we have now,” Bolton responded, saying it’s for that reason he is opposed to President Obama’s plan to send 300 military advisers to Iraq.

Kelly wasn’t done talking about Bolton’s role in the military misadventure.

“You know that a lot of people are out there tonight saying, ‘Well, weren’t you one of the people who was in favor of going into Iraq in the first place and Is that why you don’t want to discuss the past ten years and whether they were worth it?’” she asked.

Bolton said he would be “happy to discuss the past 10 years and we can start 10 years before that if you want,” but he stressed that it’s “not the question that America faces today.”

The exchange came a day after Kelly’s hard-hitting interview with Dick Cheney, during which she told the former vice president that he “got it wrong” on Iraq.

It’s a familiar role for Kelly, a former lawyer. While she’s certainly done her part to uphold Fox’s ideological orthodoxy, Kelly has also distinguished herself from her colleagues by occasionally grilling some conservative guests.

She even went after Fox News contributor Erick Erickson last year after he lamented the rise in breadwinning mothers.

“What makes you dominant and me submissive and who died and made you scientist in chief?” Kelly asked Erickson in a memorable interview.

Fox ‘News’ Asks A Football Player About Benghazi. Here’s Some Other ‘Experts’ They Can Interview (Humor)

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Fox News has “Benghazi” on their mind 24 hours a day…

Addicting Info

In their desperation to keep Benghazipalooza going, Fox News is resorting to extreme measures. Knowing that their audience has the attention span of a brain damaged gnat, the executives at Fox have started bringing in completely random “experts” to comment on the “scandal.” How else can you explain the NFL’s Terry Bradshaw being asked to weigh in on such a serious topic? Yeah, you read that right: Terry Frakking Bradshaw.

In light of this new low in Fox News credibility, I put together a short list of other “experts” Fox can interview about Benghazi. I helpfully named the segments for them, too. Aren’t I just the sweetest?

Gordon Ramsay “Is Hillary Cooking Up A Cover Up?”

Lebron James - “It’s A Slam Dunk That Obama’s Guilty!”

Oliver Stone - “It’s A Conspiracy! You’re a conspiracy! EVERYTHING’S A Conspiracy!”

Lew Rockwell Ron Paul “Unknown” – “Is Benghazi The Beginning Of The Race War?”

Stan Lee - “Will This Be The End Of Our Friendly Neighborhood Tyrant? Stay Tuned True Believers!”

The Koch Brothers – “The Following Benghazi Expose Is Funded By Anonymous Donors Who Are NOT The Koch Brothers”

Glenn Beck - “If I Say Benghazi Enough Times, Can I Have My Old Job Back?”

Justin Beiber – Unavailable for comment after being arrested again.

Maury Povich – “Are You The Father Of This Tragedy?”

George W. Bush – “I Call Upon All Networks To Flog This Story To Death. Now Watch This Drive!”

Maybe they can toss in a few historical and fictional figures as well!

Republican Jesus™ – “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto Benghazi”

William Shakespeare – “To Benghazi Or Not To Benghazi?” 

Harry Potter – “Bengahzious Scandalous Fabricatious!”

Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod – “There Can Be Only One…Benghazi”

Captain Kirk – “BENGHAZZZZZZZZZIIIII!”

Buzz Lightyear – “To Benghazi And Beyond!”

You’re welcome Fox News. I expect my check in the mail in 6-8 weeks.

Bret Baier Refuses to Criticize Obama Golfing, No Matter How Much Fox & Friends Wants Him to…

 

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Perhaps the prime benefit of the talking point is its complete imperviousness to any countervailing force: a talking point true two minutes ago remains true now, regardless of anything that may have occurred in between.

See you now Fox News host Bret Baier, who appeared as usual on Fox & Friends Monday morning to discuss the insurgent crisis in Iraq, but declined to take the hosts’ setup and criticize President Barack Obama’s weekend round of golf, instead reminding the hosts that there were no easy answers in Iraq.

“There has been a lot of criticism of the president taking this four day holiday for Father’s Day golfing and then doing fundraising, and he’s been criticized for his inaction, that he’s just considering all these military options,” guest host Anna Kooiman said. “What do you say?”

“There are a lot of lawmakers who are bringing that up,” Baier said, but then added:

“The bottom line is that what to do about Iraq is pretty complicated, because once the U.S. gets involved in some way shape or form militarily — and the president has drawn the line that no boots on the ground will be there — you have a different animal. The other thing is that Iran is now actively inside Baghdad. And essentially their special operations forces, the head of that is now working with the iraqis. So it is a very three-dimensional chess complicated deal…I think there is the frustration is that there aren’t a lot of options, that the Iranians have a lot of influence inside Iraq. That is a scary prospect for people who are worried always about Iran wanting a neighbor they could control. You essentially have Iraq breaking up in to three parts. of Sunni part, Kurdish part, and Shia part. Vice President Biden talked about this years ago, but it may be turning out to be what it is.”

To which Steve Doocy replied: “And this as the president golfs.” It’s as if Baier was never there.

Watch the clip via Fox News here

Fox News ‘expert’ reports breaking Oregon school shooting by blasting ‘anti-gun nuts’

Keith Ablow speaks to Fox News

%*&^%^%$#$#!!!!

The Raw Story

Fox News resident psychiatrist and Medical A-Team member Dr. Keith Ablow used an active shooting situation at an Oregon high school to pre-emptively attack “anti-gun nuts” for wanting to talk about gun saftey laws.

As the news was breaking of a shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale that reportedly left at least one person dead, Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle asked Ablow to talk about what could have led to the shooting.

“So often we see people are making these choices, some of it is premeditated,” Guilfoyle explained. “There are thoughts that they’ve recorded in a diary, online, in YouTube videos. Perhaps they’ve been seeking the help from a mental help professional — like yourself — troubled individuals, maybe problems at home. We have to try and unravel it to find out how it happened.”

“I think Americans may finally be getting the idea that the first thing they should think about is mental health gone awry in this system we have that’s so fractured that let’s people slip through the cracks,” Ablow opined.

“But the anti-gun nuts, they will be out in force, saying it’s all the guns,” he continued. “I predict that we’ll find again that yet another person who used a gun was compromised by one or more psychological or psychiatric illnesses that could have been detected.”

Ablow said that he never questioned why shootings happened because he worked as a psychiatrist.

He added: “And I see and get these calls from ERs where they say, ‘We want to send this person home, he threatened his mother and his family last night. But now he’s promising he’s fine. And we’ve got to get him out of here because the insurance company is on our back.’ That’s our system. That’s why this is happening.”

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Out Numbered, broadcast June 10, 2104.

Tucker Carlson On Walmart Trucker In Tracy Morgan Crash: Sleep Driving Not Always Reckless

Sounds to me like Carlson is pandering to his Fox News audience…

Crooks and Liars

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Sunday argued that a Walmart truck driver who allegedly critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan in a car accident should not face jail time because falling asleep behind the wheel was not always reckless.

CNN reported on Sunday that 35-year-old truck driver Kevin Roper had been charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto after his tractor trailer crashed into a limo bus, causing the death of one person.

Morgan remained in the hospital in critical condition on Sunday. Two others were also injured.

According to WCAU, early reports indicated that the driver had fallen asleep, but New Jersey State Police said that they had no evidence to support that claim.

Attorney David Schwartz told Fox News on Sunday that the driver could be sentenced to jail if he was convicted of reckless driving for falling asleep behind the wheel.

“Absolutely, 5 to 10 years in jail for death by auto, which is an act of recklessness,” Schwartz explained. “So, if he did fall asleep at the wheel, that’s one of the ways that you could commit reckless driving in New Jersey. And certainly the fact that a death occurred, 5 to 10 years in jail.”

“I’m not trying to take anything away from the tragedy of this,” Carlson replied. “But 10 years in jail for falling asleep? It strikes me as very different from taking drugs, drinking. Has that ever happened? Has anybody ever actually gone to jail for falling asleep?”

“For falling asleep and causing a death?” Schwartz asked. “Absolutely.”

“But, I mean sometimes people — and I’m not defending anyone here,” Carlson continued. “I’m really struck by the idea that someone who falls asleep — which is something that everybody does every day, not necessarily considered an act of recklessness — does it unintentionally, nods off is a criminal.”

“Tucker, if you’re driving a 16-wheel truck, a truck for Walmart, and you’re on the roads for the state of New Jersey, and you’re drowsy and you fall asleep, it’s certainly an act of recklessness,” the attorney insisted. “Not an intentional murder, but it’s an act of recklessness. And that’s where this reckless homicide comes in.”

“I can only imagine the guilt that he’s already feeling,” Fox News co-host Anna Kooiman observed.

“They always survive by the way, the people who cause accidents,” Carlson agreed.

 

Racist Fox ‘News’ guest attacks Neil deGrasse Tyson because he ‘fit the profile’

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I know, after all it is Fox News, but damn.  Neil deGrasse Tyson is smarter than all the people at Fox News put together including Murdock and Ailes.

They’d rather see this very intelligent SCIENTIST reduced to one word “n***er.   Just like all the smart and talented Blacks before him, that one word does nothing but empower him to be bigger, better and smarter than them.  So using the “n” word to psychologically “put him in his place” is an epic fail on behalf of Fox News and their guests.

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They can’t help themselves:

A frequent Fox News guest who has contributed to a white nationalist website attacked Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist and host of FOX’s Cosmos, for speaking out about racial profiling he has experienced.

The leading right-wing noise machine attacking a scientist. How odd. The leading right-wing noise machine televising a racist. How odd. The name is Gavin McInnes, and Fox gets credit for continuing to know under which rocks such people can be found.

MCINNES: I hate this guy [...] White liberal nerds love this guy so much, he could defecate on them like Martin Bashir’s fantasies and they would dance in the streets. All he does is, he’s drunk with adulation. And he talks about things like “when I was young in New York I would get racially profiled when I’d go into stores.” Back then he looked like he was in The Warriors. He had a huge afro and a cutoff shirt and New York was a war zone. Sorry, you fit the profile.

McInnes should be sorry. But not for the reason he thinks. Fox should be sorry just for being the sorry sham that it is.

This is the type of person Fox considers appropriate to put on television, as an authoritative voice.

McInnes used to write for VDARE.com, which the Southern Poverty Law Center identifies as a “White Nationalist” “hate group,” and stated in 2011 “I love me some VDARE.” In one post for VDARE.com, McInnes compared a Canadian university to a “madrassa” because it wouldn’t host Jared Taylor, a white nationalist who advocatesfor founding all-white towns.McInnes currrently writes for Taki’s Magazine, a “paleoconservative” website that publishes overtly racist articles including ones by neo-confederates. At Taki’s, McInnes has referred to Asian-Americans as “slopes” and “riceballs,” suggested Muslims are “stupider” and “more violent” due to inbreedingdefended blackface because some minstrel shows were “just mimicking black people” and “fun,” backed the racist comments of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, and argued that to yell the n-word at someone is “not racist” but “just very rude.” He also owns his own website, StreetCarnage.com, where hedefended Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s racist comments because Bundy was just “wonder[ing]” if African-Americans were better off under slavery. In 2013, 18 Milling Risinggave him a “Lifetime Achievement Award in Hipster Racism,” a brand of racism marked by making “ironically” racist “jokes.”

Tyson himself gets the last word:

Overall, Tyson notes, Cosmos premiered not only on Fox but on National Geographic Channel and, globally, in 181 countries and 46 languages. “It tells you that science is trending in our culture,” Tyson averred to me. “And if science is trending, that can only be good for the health, the wealth, andthe security of our species, of our civilization.”And yet, many members of our species still deny that the globe is warming thanks to human activities—a point that Cosmos has not only made a centerpiece but that, the program has frankly argued, threatens civilization as we know it. Tyson is known for being fairly non-confrontational; for not wanting to directly argue with or debate those who deny science in various areas. He prefers to just tell it like it is, to educate. But when we talked he was, perhaps, a little more blunt than usual.

“At some point, I don’t know how much energy they have to keep fighting it,” he said of those who don’t accept the science of climate change. “It’s an emergent scientific truth.” Tyson added that in the political sphere, denying the science is just a bad strategy. “The Republican Party, so many of its members are resistant to embracing the facts of climate change that the legislation that they should be eager to influence, they’re left outside the door,” said Tyson. “Because they think the debate is whether or not it’s happening, rather than what policy and legislation can serve their interests going forward.”

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